NBA Opening Night is finally here!
Well, okay, Opening Night was technically Tuesday night. But Wednesday marked the first night three of the four rookies from Big East schools saw NBA action. Here’s how they did.
Kris Dunn - Minnesota Timberwolves
Dunn played 15 minutes off the bench in Minnesota’s 102-98 loss to Memphis. The former Providence standout went 4-6 from the field, scoring eight points. He also grabbed four rebounds.
His first career points came on a KRIS DUNK. Fitting.
Semaj Christon - Oklahoma City Thunder
Christon made his long-awaited NBA debut after two years in the D-League. He looked comfortable and confident, scoring four points and dishing four assists in 15 minutes in Oklahoma City’s 103-97 win over the Sixers.
Henry Ellenson - Detroit Pistons
This one was kind of disappointing. Ellenson played the final 2:10 (garbage time) of the Pistons’ 109-91 loss to Toronto. He grabbed two rebounds, but that’s it.
We’ll have to see if Ellenson sees more action on Friday night.
Isaiah Whitehead - Brooklyn Nets
Like Ellenson, Whitehead’s only minutes came late in his team’s defeat.
He played a total of 3:52 all in the late fourth quarter as the Nets fell to the Celtics. Whitehead grabbed a rebound and dished out an assist.